Assuming I have land, and so it is not factored into the price, I'm just curious to know if anyone might like to suggest a figure in, say, Canadian, United States, and/or Austalian materials and construction dollars for this kind of house: http://web.ncf.ca/fr714/SecondSavedACADrender.jpg
Pardon the old/crappy/unrevealing renderings-- I'll do some more-- but if you could use your imaginations; it is a small house with a shed (metal?) roof and all plumbing on the ground level-- none upstairs, which for code purposes may be considered a loft. The plan's dimensions are roughly 17' by 23' and there's a small upstairs and attic. The frame's supposed to be post-and-beam timberframe and with maybe some kind of rammed earth, adobe brick, lime stucco, or straw-bale or (? suggestions) for the walls. Any suggestions on how to get the price dirt cheap, as green and local as possible would be nice and appreciated. All ACAD plans for this house (essentially a 3D model) are free and available upon request.
Rico: I've looked a bit at the shipping containers and am putting together some plans drawings that look reasonable into 3D. It's a bit long-going, but I'll try to pick up the pace. I have yet to find the time to learn Sketchup, but it is on my system.
Ken: My condolences to all for Lynn's brother.